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Communication Basics

Research starting point for the AA Communications Program.

Evaluate Sources

There isn't a checklist that decides if a source of information is credible, trustworthy, and/or appropriate for the assignment. Start by asking questions to determine if a source will fit your needs. Keep in mind that the information needs to be situated in the context of the research topic or question. 

  • How will you use this source in your research assignment?
  • What value does this source add to your research assignment?
  • Does the information relate to your research topic and/or answer some aspect of your research question?

Evaluating Information Video

The Evaluating Information video (4:34 minutes) reviews the concept of evaluating information sources with particular emphasis on authority, packaging, agenda, and bias.

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